Ways to Foster Excitement For Back To School

We have nearly an entire month of summer before the official stat of school, but I find it helpful to begin organizing and fostering excitement for the return to the classroom in few simple ways:

  • Organize Work Stations:  I’m beginning to uncover the children’s desk area from mountains of artwork and supplies.  Having a centralized work station makes homework time easier.
  • Find a System that Works For Your Family: I like to have bins for each child to take ownership of their important papers. I also have separate folders for each child in my own work station to be on top of trip-slips, volunteer dates and other school/activity related things.
  • Invest Children in the back-to-school Shopping Process: Letting kids help to purchase supplies from their back-to-school lists helps to get them excited and engaged in the academic year ahead.

We recently took a trip to our local Staples to get a bit of a head start on our supply list.

staples school supplies discounts

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With exclusive collaborations from Teen Vogue and Nickelodeon – it was easy to match special interests with products.  And with a back-to-school 110% Price Match Guarantee and helpful Less List, I knew that I was getting the best deal.

I also felt good shopping at a store that is invested in supporting teachers, students and educators via their “Make Roar Happen” campaign.  Katy Perry has lent her voice to this important campaign in which Staples is donating 1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org – which helped to fund more than 450,000 classroom projects impacting more than 11 million students.

Products were received, however, opinions, as always are my own.



  1. As a teacher, I appreciate the idea of encouraging kids to get excited about back-to-school! I also know that after a long, relaxing summer it is VERY hard to get back into school-mode, so ANY encouragement is a good thing!

  2. Ohhh hey! I was going to go to CVS for my girl’s supplies. I literally just ordered everything online because of this post is my bloglovin’ feed. Thanks!

  3. Are those items really $1? In Trinidad, those highlighters will cost you about $20 – $30. Geez. I must come to the States to shop.

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